Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this rating and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City acknowledges that an air conditioner is a huge investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 573-203-3908 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.